Now this recipe came about in a funny way! I bought pumpkin in the grocery store and in retrospection I could have fed an army! I mean I was making a meal that only needed a small amount of pumpkin yet I had more than double the amount remaining! After a week I forgot about it in the refrigerator as it continuously got pushed back. Then as I was clearing out some dishes the pumpkin appeared to me like a rising sun! I thought hmmm I really do not want this to waste so I cut it up and washed it. As I am into smoothies these days in a “fruitful” attempt to get my fruits and veges in, I thought why do I not make a drink out of this! So I cooked and froze this pumpkin and here is how I made this yummylicious healthy drink!
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Yields 2 cups/ glasses
1 cup frozen cooked pumpkin
1 cup low-fat or skimmed milk
2-3 tbsp low-fat yogurt
1tsp cinnamon (and some extra to garnish)
2 tbsp brown sugar or honey
Wash, cut and steam pumpkin before hand and store in the freezer in a resealable bag. In a blender, add frozen pumpkin and the rest of ingredients. Blend until all the ingredients become a thick liquid. Pour into 2 glasses, garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon to the top and drink with a smoothie straw.
*Tip- make the frozen pumpkin in batches before hand and flatten evenly in a resealable bag so it breaks apart evenly when frozen. If you do not have frozen pumpkin, use cool cooked pumpkin and ice cubes when blending. Keep in mind there maybe more liquid than is needed so you can reduce the amount of milk as you see fit.